This itinerary aims to explain all the stages of a tour starting from the arrival at the museum metro station. It is specifically designed for adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders or developmental and learning disabilities (communication impairments, language and attention deficit disorders, sensory processing disorders, or visitors requiring more time). This itinerary is suited both to group leaders guiding several visitors and to parents and relatives wishing to accompany individuals.
The purpose of the tour is to introduce the Louvre to individuals who have never before visited a museum. It clearly explains all the stages of the tour, from arrival to departure. This tour will give visitors a few spatial and historical bearings, from the Louvre of the Middle Ages to the museum in its present state.
The objective is to guide visitors so that they may:
- Discover a new place - a museum
- Meet new people outside familiar surroundings
- Gain more independence when using public transport
- Understand what they are seeing when entering the Louvre
- Begin to find their bearings in space, time, and imaginary scenarios
- Make sense of words such as moat, keep, and so on
- Express an opinion, a viewpoint, a choice (using words and/or other means of expression).
- Remain receptive to visitors’ questions and other forms of expression
- Be very explicit, leave nothing to interpretation
- Start with details and gradually move up to the bigger picture
- Use the prepared itinerary and commentary, and avoid overwhelming visitors with too much information.
To ensure better conditions for your visit, opt for morning tours on weekdays. Avoid weekends and school holidays, our busiest periods.
- Visitors: notebooks and pencils, where appropriate.
- Group leaders: Download the photograph of the model in PDF format.
- An illustrated form, summarizing the different tour stops, tailored for and handed out to visitors before the tour, to help them anticipate what they will see;
Download the visitor form in PDF format.